Is a two-party parades panel good enough?
Ok, JOHN O'Dowd, so you offer a debate in the Assembly as sufficient participation for other parties other than Sinn Fein/IRA and DUP who make up the parades working committee.
If that is your basis for satisfactory inclusion, then why do you demand a place in the Executive for your party? Surely the Assembly seats are good enough for you as Executive decisions are brought there for debate anyway.
Come to that, two parties in the current Executive have been excluded and you support that. Again, from a unionist perspective, is it not true that the Orange Order, who need the marching problem sorted out, were the people who made attempts to seek unionist unity?
I wonder how they see the constitution of this committee?
CLLR DAVID BARBOUR
Coleraine Borough Council